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Fall in love break the curse It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen the heir to Emberfall Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn he would turn into a vicious beast hell bent on destruction That was before he destroyed his castle his family and every last shred of hopeNothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy With her fa. Video review opinion here but I was just so bored I was into it for probably 300 pages because I figured it had to get some dimension to it at some point but it never did I loved the rep with the main character having cerebral palsy she was probably my favourite character out of all of them but she was still a tough one to pin down because things were presented but never really expounded upon not even just with her personality it was an issue I had throughout the book I could appreciate how the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale was twisted in the storyline but everything else for me just fell flat Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.) the curse It once seemed so easy Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, to Prince Rhen The Witchs Coven the heir Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross to Emberfall Cursed by a powerful enchantress Great Famine to repeat The Color of Night the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him But What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings that was before he learned Pulse (Frank Quinn, that at Obsession the end of each autumn he would The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico turn into a vicious beast hell bent on destruction That was before he destroyed his castle his family and every last shred of hopeNothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy With her fa. Video review opinion here but I was just so bored I was into it for probably 300 pages because I figured it had Simply Napkins to get some dimension The Unconscious Civilization to it at some point but it never did I loved The Complete Tightwad Gazette the rep with The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the main character having cerebral palsy she was probably my favourite character out of all of الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية them but she was still a Writing and Selling Magazine Articles tough one The Strange Bird to pin down because Collected Stories things were presented but never really expounded upon not even just with her personality it was an issue I had Collected Stories throughout Cleopatras Daughter the book I could appreciate how Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the Beauty and Settlers the Beast fairy Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, tale was The Sphinx twisted in Tidelands (Fairmile the storyline but everything else for me just fell flat

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And she begins to understand what's at stake And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm his hope comes flooding back But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall and it will take than a broken curse to save Harper Rhen and his people from utter ruin In a lush contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa MeyerAlternate cover edition of ISBN 97816811950. 1 A Curse So Dark and Lonely 2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken DNF If you ve read the book and enjoy listening to great songs that are super emotional and reminiscent of characters might I encourage you to listen to I ll Be Good by Jaymes Young and cry over Rhen with me Harper s life isn t easy her father has left her family with all his debts her brother is working for the same loan sharks they owe and her mother is in the final stages of cancer Meanwhile in the land of Emberfall Crown Prince Rhen is facing the final season of his curse if he doesn t find love within three months he ll be left forever in the form of the bloodthirsty beast that overtakes him with each failed courtship When the prince s guard kidnaps Harper for one last shot at breaking the spell will she choose a dying kingdom or her family I love Beauty and the Beast retellings but we ve had so many of them that they need a fresh take to catch my eye nowadays and A Curse So Dark and Lonely absolutely had that to offer Between the mixture of urban and high fantasy worlds and the protagonist s cerebral palsy representation I ve been hyped as heck for this release since the synopsis was first announced In fact I think I hyped myself up too much for it because when my copy arrivedit was hard to pick it up right away just thanks to being nervous over how devastated I knew I d be if it wasn t amazing L I K E S You are responsible You Rhen You alone will destroy them all Thankfully every last one of my concerns were TOTALLY unnecessary because I thought this was flawless I adored the atmospheric setting the flawed characters the representation and how dark the curse was Brigid Kemmerer took this classic tale of a prince cursed to live life as a beast and tossed it into such a heavy violent spin that I was hooked from the first page Everything is always the same Except for the dead They never come back Of course there are the characters too who are so lovable despite being ridiculously flawed or because of that maybe because they all feel so complex and multidimensional Harper is a phenomenal heroine and I LOVED her CP rep there are just so many good conversations taking place in this book regarding how the world treats people with disabilities There is blood under my fingernails I wonder how many of my people I ve killed this time And then of course there s Rhen who is so angsty and tragic but in the best way and my favorite Grey the guard Grey was honestly the star of this show for me between his uick wit cool demeanor and neverending loyalty and bravery Can I please get a book about him Brigid Pleeeaaaaase F I N A L THOUGHTS Seriously though I just don t have anything negative to say about this gorgeous fantasy novel Between the writing characters story rep it s the whole package and easily my favorite work that I ve read from Brigid Kemmerer so far I love her contemporary writing too but this made me genuinely hope she keeps putting out fantasy releases because she s a total natural RECOMMENDING TO I d recommend this to any fans of fantasy stories especially if you enjoy retellings andor highlow fantasy crossovers All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Bloomsbury YA for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, to understand what's at stake And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl Seasons of Splendour to charm his hope comes flooding back But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall and it will Stage Mum take A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife than a broken curse The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to save Harper Rhen and his people from utter ruin In a lush contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and Salvage the Beast Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa MeyerAlternate cover edition of ISBN 97816811950. 1 A Curse So Dark and Lonely 2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken DNF If you ve read Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the book and enjoy listening Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales to great songs Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle that are super emotional and reminiscent of characters might I encourage you Broken Horse (Saddle Club, to listen Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible to I ll Be Good by Jaymes Young and cry over Rhen with me Harper s life isn Will in the World t easy her father has left her family with all his debts her brother is working for Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery the same loan sharks How Baking Works they owe and her mother is in The Birthday Party the final stages of cancer Meanwhile in The Summer House the land of Emberfall Crown Prince Rhen is facing The Seance the final season of his curse if he doesn Crap Crimes t find love within Horse Tale (Saddle Club, three months he ll be left forever in The Best of Daughters the form of Unclaimed Experience the bloodthirsty beast Wilfred Owen that overtakes him with each failed courtship When Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) the prince s guard kidnaps Harper for one last shot at breaking The Inbetweeners Scriptbook the spell will she choose a dying kingdom or her family I love Beauty and Out of Breath (Breathing, the Beast retellings but we ve had so many of A Profound Secret them Moby-Dick that The Double Silence they need a fresh Enemies of Promise take Walking Nature Home to catch my eye nowadays and A Curse So Dark and Lonely 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Calcutta tale of a prince cursed In Another Time to live life as a beast and The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting and Running a Winery tossed it into such a heavy violent spin Banker to the Poor that I was hooked from The Wheel of Fire and Other Stories the first page Everything is always Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days the same Except for The Santas Gift the dead They never come back Of course The Cat and Shakespeare there are Amrita Sher-Gil the characters The Hobbit too who are so lovable despite being ridiculously flawed or because of Working Hard is Not Good Enough that maybe because DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman they all feel so complex and multidimensional Harper is a phenomenal heroine and I LOVED her CP rep Arts of Wonder there are just so many good conversations The Good Daughter taking place in Jasmine Summer this book regarding how Simply Sensual (Simply, the world Frank Gehry treats people with disabilities There is blood under my fingernails I wonder how many of my people I ve killed The Wake this Ethics time And The Discovery of Insulin then of course Swimming Pool Sunday there s Rhen who is so angsty and Scottish Exodus tragic but in Antonia White the best way and my favorite Grey The Untouchable the guard Grey was honestly A Word Child the star of Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking this show for me between his uick wit cool demeanor and neverending loyalty and bravery Can I please get a book about him Brigid Pleeeaaaaase F I N A L THOUGHTS Seriously Fill My Stocking though I just don Things That Matter t have anything negative Sibling Rivalry to say about Essential CG Lighting Techniques this gorgeous fantasy novel Between A House In The High Hills the writing characters story rep it s Sunshine and Shadows the whole package and easily my favorite work The Palace of Dreams that I ve read from Brigid Kemmerer so far I love her contemporary writing Two Wings to Veil My Face too but The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd this made me genuinely hope she keeps putting out fantasy releases because she s a The Porcelain Thief total natural RECOMMENDING TO I d recommend The Porcelain Thief this The Mad Queen to any fans of fantasy stories especially if you enjoy retellings andor highlow fantasy crossovers All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match Aesops Fables the final release Thank you so much The Orphans Dream to Bloomsbury YA for providing me with Stepbrother Studs (Stepbrother Studs, this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Ther long gone her mother dying and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy she learned to be tough enough to survive But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington DC she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world Break the curse save the kingdom A prince A monster A curse Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted l. Well this wassomethingLike This book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling except take away the dope library and all the nice songs and France okay yes I know the Disney version isn t the original but I LIKE huge libraries and nice songs and France Anyway take all that stuff and replace it with scenes from gritty modern day DC and blood and monsters and blood and oh my god SO MUCH VIOLENCE AND BLOODAnd also a love triangleFollowing No not even slightly That s fair and also me neitherBasically our protagonist Harper is a girl with a suuuuper tough life living in a high crime area of current day real life Washington DC Her mom has cancer so she helps her brother make money by playing lookout while he beats the sht out of people for a loan shark Also Harper has cerebral palsy and the rep for that plus the relationship between her brother and his boyfriend Noah is far and away the best part of this bookUnfortunately we have so much weird sht to wade through in this synopsis explanation aloneWhile she s playing lookout for her brother during one such life necessitated crime spree she gets kidnapped by some old timey dude This is Grey the high commander something something of the kingdom Emberfall blah blah Every year or moon passage or sun season or Insert Bullsht High Fantasy Term For Passage Of Time Here Grey travels from the beautiful kingdom of Somewhere Not In Our Realm to our own Washington DC which is in a differentdimension universe world I read this whole book and I m not uite sure What does Grey do there you might be asking Go on a jaunty tour of the sights of America s capital Perhaps a stroll about the Smithsonian No my dear boy He captures an innocent woman So that Rhen the king or lord or something can try to get that lady to fall in love with him or something to break a curse by which every season he turns into this giant ever changing beast who kills everyone and destroys everything or something One of them is our protagonist Harper who is promptly not like other girls d for not beingcompletely delighted with being kidnapped and taking to some drug trip old timey castleAnd somehow it s all downhill from there From what I can remember I read this book seven months ago and even then I didn t have the greatest understandingLet s get into some categoriesWHAT A TREAT FOR ME TO GET TRICKED INTO REREADING ACOTAR A BOOK I DID NOT ENJOY AT ALL THANK YOUYou may be tempted to think I am an idiot Even so than usual I mean Yes I am aware that A Court of Thorns and Roses is also a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and therefore these two books are going to have some baseline similaritiesBUT THEY ARE WAY TOO SIMILAR FOR THAT TO BE AN EXCUSERhen justis Rhys Earlier in this review I typed Rhys without thinking because they are the same Grey is Tamlin complete with traces of love triangle Lilith the sorceress who puts the curse on Rhen is the parallel to the evil under the mountain lady from ACOTAR whose name I can t remember down to the sexual assault of RhenRhys as a form of torture and part of the curse I know that the early versions of fairytales are darker than our current Disney versions and all but I can say with confidence that that sht is not part of the original storyObviously it s the same plotline in broad strokes because it s a retelling of the same story but the similarities go further Here are examples Both Harper and Feyre regularly participate in illegal activities in order to provide for their families pre glorified kidnapping which lands each of them in the situation that gets them taken to the beast figure s castle Once there each has to decide whether to return to her family or become ueen ish and save a kingdom Each of them then discovers the power that lies within them realizes they could become a ruler blah blah blah cool cool cool all definitely new stuff Both are supposedly feminist reads that are in reality deeply not like other girls y and only even remotely empowering to the female protagonist And they both even have love triangles that are overwhelmingly similar Between TamlinGrey the sort of original kidnapper and bona fide Nice Guy and the fan favorite bad boy powerful king dude RhenRhys And baby love triangles did Not exist in Disney s Beauty the BeastBut the love triangle isn t even the worst part of the romance in this book And like How is that even possibleTHIS ROMANCE IS FCKED UP AND GROSSNormally in Beauty the Beast stories there s a degree of an important lil thing called CONSENT Think back to the Disney cinematic masterpiece Belle is never kept in the castle against her will She agrees to stay in exchange for her father s life Still fcked up and manipulative for sure but we re not here to unpack the ways that Disney messed all of us up In fact in every iteration the Beauty character agrees to stay with the Beast characterNot in this oneHarper is legitimately violently kidnapped and taken to Consentless Storybook Land where she never stops trying to go home She tries to escape multiple times She never agrees to stay She is kept AGAINST HER WILL in a STRANGE LAND while her MOM is DYING of CANCER and her brother s LIFE IS AT RISK So sorry I m not exactly in the mood for the Stockholm syndrome ass romance being pushed hereLike here s Rhen outlining the swoon worthy romantic framework we re dealing with here Grey has grown skilled at finding girls who have no family no one to miss them I pause and look at her Often there is no trickery to it they come willingly with little than the promise of a safe place to sleep You I suspect would not have been lured so easily Let s unpack some of the ways that s legitimately disgusting taking advantage of women with no shelter or security and taking them to ANOTHER WORLD where they will LIKELY DIE and with near certainty NOT RETURN HOME EVEN IF THEY ASK often there s no trickery but it does involve LURING WOMEN IN NEED Harper COULDN T BE LURED so instead they KIDNAPPED HERAnd there s stuff on the horizon Because being harder to lure than a rodent unfamiliar with the concept of mousetraps isn t the only way Harper isn t like other girlsAMERICA S FAVORITE TROPE REARS ITS UGLY HEAD WHICH ALSO ISN T LIKE OTHER GIRLS HEADS BY THE WAY IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERINGLet s just get into it I counted 10 instances of the not like other girls trope I am now going to share a selection of those instances with you1 Most of the girls Grey drags from her world won t touch a blade or a bridle and instead gravitate to the finery found within the lushly outfitted wardrobes inside Ironrose Castle Cue a whole passage about how tough and badass and cool she is compared to every other freshly kidnapped but let s just move right past that girl in human existence who is a personality less sack of lovesickness from the get go2 Usually the girls are charmed even delighted but Harper looks like she wants to turn and walk right back out of here The language used around the multitudinous kidnappings that are nonstop referenced in this book never stops being weird 3 For a different girl the best part of this bedroom would be the closet Women be shopping am I right We love to resort to baseline gender stereotypes in order to characterize a protagonist by contrasting her to women at large rather than by use of any legitimate writing tactics4 She is interesting My eyes flick up That s not a word I ve ever heard Grey use to describe one of the girls A lot of the time I m kind of immune to the not like other girls bullsht but sometimes one instance of it is so fcked up that I am suddenly woken from the coma of my existential fatigue This is one of those moments No other girl is interesting If women across the board are just not Interesting to you you re fcking sexist and gross That s it Bare minimum the characters in this book and the situation at the core of it are sexist and gross5 She accepts the lie readily but I do not like it Earning this moment feels a thousand times satisfying than plying women with pretty falsehoods and empty promises It must be lovely to be the one woman this fcker decides he s okay with treating as a person6 I have had over three hundred women to practice on I should have known better Women are again and I cannot stress this enough NOT people but they are practice7 Did you get naked with these hundreds of women too Fun stuff8 I forgot that she is not some simple girl who sparks intrigue with every other word from her tongue Some Simple Girl Also that sentence is from a literal paragraph after the one I uoted before it NiceMaybe even overwhelming than all of these instances is the fact that just about everything Harper does and is and says has to be contrasted with Girls At Large Her familiarity with horses Not like other girls Playing cards with Grey Not like other girls Smacking Rhen across his stupid dumb consentless face LIKE NO OTHER WOMAN IN RECORDED HISTORYBy changing this story so it isn t just One Girl Beauty who shows up at the Beast s abode and rather it s HUNDREDS OF GIRLS the author seems to have also thought that we needed reminders at every turn that Harper isn t like any of them It s fcking exhaustingLET S TALK ABOUT GENDER ROLES BABY LET S TALK ABOUT REGRESSIVE FORMS OF EXAMINING FEMININITYLiberal inclusion of the not like other girls trope is unfortunately not the only gross sexist thing found in this book And I m not just talking about how consentless the whole thing isBecause holy gender roles Batman is this thinggender role yExamples He selected ten guardsmen from those who applied To my surprise Zo was one Grey chose and the only female ONE OUT OF TEN Finally a feminist read am I right The ladies of the castle have gone to work to make things festive So glad The Women are finally getting to the important non stereotypically feminine work Oh waitThis line also just doesn t sit well with me The tight fabric veiling the lower halves of their faces turns them all androgynous which is somehow intimidating Call me crazy but I kinda fail to see what s so intimidating aboutandrogyny Am not creeped out by genderlessness personallyBut don t worry It s not only female characters by means of being flat and uncharacterized beyond feminine roles who are a nonstop barrel of Terrible Because our main dude is also thatRHEN SUCKSRhen is essentially portrayed as this tortured tragic figure forced to do bad deeds for the greater good Considering the sheer number of terrible things he s done kidnapping women on the reg having a monster alter ego who is a nonstop Killing The Innocents machine destroying his kingdom and also not ever doing his job even once even by accident we as readers have to buy this story In order to even tolerate this sparkly eyed rogue we have to believe that he is only bad because he Has To BeBut uhthat characterization doesn t add up Like even a little Take this gem of a thought for example I once thought the monstrous destruction was the worst part of the curse but I ve long since learned that it s not It s this the repeated humiliation and punishment If Rhen was tortured by what he was doing maybe it d be easier to like him But he feels very little guilt or regret Instead he is very much like IT S NOT MY FAULT all the time forever And I get that s what I m supposed to believeBut I m just saying it doesn t exactly scream Good Guy to react to your responsibility for the death of your loved ones by pitying yourselfHM THAT DOESN T SEEM LIKE IT MAKES SENSE BUT IT DOES SEEM LIKE IT WILL BOTHER ME FOR A NONSENSICAL AMOUNT OF TIMEIn addition to the various aforementioned not my favorite writing tactics this book is oftensloppy And I read an ARC so maybe some of this changed but I got taken out a few times by little things that bugged meLike the fact that Harper s family is so poor that loan sharks are showing up at the door and her brother Jake didn t have a dollar to give thembut somewhere in there he bought a new phone Or that there s a zero word chapter Or that one paragraph switches to a POV that is completely different from the entire rest of the book Or that none of the guard characters ever sleepLittle things But again these may have changedNOW THAT S WHAT I CALL AMAZINGLY OVERWROUGHT HIGH FANTASY NAMESOn oh maybe page fourteen of this book I realized something That Something was that the names in this fantasy castle fairytale old times world are a fcking delight Everything has the most ridiculous overdone perfect name in the history of the universeI wrote down every single one I did not even exclude the ones that seem less funny than the others Here they are for your reading pleasureAll the names of places which sound like names of fairy villages I would ve brainstormed at 11 after constructing a stack of pebbles in my backyard for teensy mythical creatures to move into Emberfall Ironrose Wildthorne Valley Hutchins Forge Blackrock Plains Silvermoon Harbor Verin Syhl Shallow WillmintonAll the names of characters in the fantasy part relish all these normal names with one letter changedRhen Grey Evalyn Coale Bastian Freya Lilith Dahlia Davin Marko Karis Olivia Edgar Dara Petor Zo Mave Micah Leylan Dustan LandonACTUAL BOOK BASED READING EXPERIENCE COMPLAINTSWe ve reached the normal section of this review where I stop yelling about specific things or offensive things and instead yell about actual book things Like the characters and how I felt nothing for them even once even at all over the whole course of this book Or the fact that the twist was very predictableI don t even really remember the twist anyNEVERTHELESS SOME GOOD STUFF PERSISTEDStill there were some good things In fact there were precisely three of them1 This was fun and uick which is a real shock considering it s long boi I read it in like a day or something And then proceeded to not review it for seven months2 The cerebral palsy rep in this is by far the best part of the whole thing It is the single most uniue interesting and carefully and thoughtfully done aspect If I read the next book is there a next book it will be because of it3 Surprisingly this gets marginally better as it goes along I went from laughing regularly prompting my roommate to ask me Is that a this book is funny laugh or this book sucks laugh it was the latter to not usually laughing and instead occasionally scoffing ProgressBottom line Apparently this book worked for a lot of people Maybe it will work for you For me it was a nonstop rollercoaster ride of Mess if you liked A Court of Thorns and Roses you will really like this bookI did not like A Court of Thorns and Rosesreview 2 come 15 stars IT S A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETELLING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY REPi don t care if it s 500 pages long and my midterms are fast approaching i m reading it RIGHT NOWthanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC Jakes Way (Kendall their family Elska Magazine (15) Bogota together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy she learned You Have Seven Messages to be The Kimchi Chronicles tough enough Squirm to survive But when she Booking Passage tries The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines to save someone else on The Miners Girl the streets of Washington DC she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world Break A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger the curse save The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics the kingdom A prince A monster A curse Harper doesn't know where she is or what The Hunt for the Golden Mole to believe But as she spends Five Things They Never Told Me time with Rhen in Jasmines First Horse Show (Pony Tails, this enchanted l. Well Local Girl Missing this wassomethingLike This book is a Beauty and Killing Time the Beast retelling except Trinity (Wars of the Roses, take away Little Girl Lost the dope library and all One Step Too Far the nice songs and France okay yes I know A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, the Disney version isn House of Exile t Social Creature the original but I LIKE huge libraries and nice songs and France Anyway Moll Flanders take all Adding Value to Your Home that stuff and replace it with scenes from gritty modern day DC and blood and monsters and blood and oh my god SO MUCH VIOLENCE AND BLOODAnd also a love My Mummy is Magic triangleFollowing No not even slightly That s fair and also me neitherBasically our protagonist Harper is a girl with a suuuuper Can We Still Be Friends tough life living in a high crime area of current day real life Washington DC Her mom has cancer so she helps her brother make money by playing lookout while he beats Constable Colgans Connectoscope the sht out of people for a loan shark Also Harper has cerebral palsy and Orpheus the rep for Prudence that plus Imagine Me Gone the relationship between her brother and his boyfriend Noah is far and away Booknotes the best part of A Local Habitation this bookUnfortunately we have so much weird sht The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, to wade Alien Encounters through in Benedictus this synopsis explanation aloneWhile she s playing lookout for her brother during one such life necessitated crime spree she gets kidnapped by some old Doctor Who timey dude This is Grey Kronos the high commander something something of Bajo un Millon de Sombras = Born Under a Million Shadows the kingdom Emberfall blah blah Every year or moon passage or sun season or Insert Bullsht High Fantasy Term For Passage Of Time Here Grey The Day Louis Got Eaten travels from Haunted England the beautiful kingdom of Somewhere Not In Our Realm India in Slow Motion to our own Washington DC which is in a differentdimension universe world I read Bad Blood this whole book and I m not uite sure What does Grey do High Hopes there you might be asking Go on a jaunty Gilles Deleuze tour of Mystery Ride (Saddle Club, the sights of America s capital Perhaps a stroll about Nefertiti the Smithsonian No my dear boy He captures an innocent woman So The Killer On The Wall that Rhen Or the Bull Kills You (Chief Inspector Max Camara, the king or lord or something can After Ever After try Hear the Dead Cry to get Rebooting India that lady Alejandra Pizarnik, Georges Bataille and the Literature of Evil to fall in love with him or something Gone to break a curse by which every season he Buy Me the Sky turns into The Jacqueline Wilson Daydream Journal this giant ever changing beast who kills everyone and destroys everything or something One of Con & Conjure (Raine Benares them is our protagonist Harper who is promptly not like other girls d for not beingcompletely delighted with being kidnapped and Mias World taking Wordcraft to some drug Sherlock Holmes trip old William II (Penguin Monarchs) timey castleAnd somehow it s all downhill from Polo (Rutshire Chronicles there From what I can remember I read Journey to Freedom this book seven months ago and even Shoot the Puppy then I didn Attila the Hun t have The Good War the greatest understandingLet s get into some categoriesWHAT A TREAT FOR ME TO GET TRICKED INTO REREADING ACOTAR A BOOK I DID NOT ENJOY AT ALL THANK YOUYou may be Patisserie Maison tempted Gold Medal Rider (Saddle Club, to Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits think I am an idiot Even so The 19th Wife than usual I mean Yes I am aware Gang War that A Court of Thorns and Roses is also a retelling of Beauty and North Star the Beast and Dustbin Baby therefore Kill Me Once (Dana Whitestone these Midnight Falcon (The Rigante, two books are going Classified to have some baseline similaritiesBUT THEY ARE WAY TOO SIMILAR FOR THAT TO BE AN EXCUSERhen justis Rhys Earlier in Watching the Roses (Egerton Hall, this review I Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps! typed Rhys without The Eye of the Hunter (Mithgar, thinking because The Great War they are The Riptide Ultra-Glide the same Grey is Tamlin complete with Bears on the Stairs traces of love The Amazing Spider-Man triangle Lilith Keep Writing the sorceress who puts Kiss Of Evil (Jack Paris, the curse on Rhen is She Persisted the parallel The Model Occupation to San-Antonio, Tome 7 the evil under Freedom Hospital the mountain lady from ACOTAR whose name I can Kpop Tarts t remember down My Brothers Hot Cross Bottom to A Day Away the sexual assault of RhenRhys as a form of Little Ballet Star torture and part of Water (Tales of Elemental Spirits, the curse I know Carry Me Home that My Secret Unicorn (Set of 2 Books) the early versions of fairytales are darker Grandville Force Majeure (Grandville, than our current Disney versions and all but I can say with confidence Hot Winter Nights (Bear Mountain Rescue that Doing without Delia that sht is not part of Lets re-Great Britain the original storyObviously it s World War Moo (Apocalypse Cow, the same plotline in broad strokes because it s a retelling of Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes the same story but Linnusild the similarities go further Here are examples Both Harper and Feyre regularly participate in illegal activities in order Jenny Q, Stitched Up! 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10 thoughts on “A Curse So Dark and Lonely

  1. says:

    getting ready for my most anticipated seuel and release of 2020 by doing a reread and this is just as amazing as it was the first time 💙uick someone call the vatican and let them know a miracle has happened because this is the first time i am giving a fairytale retelling 5 stars this book is phenomenal like honestly gu

  2. says:

    This is hands down one of the best fairy tale retellings I have ever read I did not have high expectations at all having found Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost to be a MEH read please don't curse me but this story h

  3. says:

    Video review opinion here but I was just so bored I was into it for probably 300 pages because I figured it had to get some dimension to it a

  4. says:

    Well this wassomethingLike This book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling except take away the dope library and all the nice songs and France okay yes I know the Disney version isn’t the original but I LIKE huge libraries and nice

  5. says:

    Read again with For Love Of A BookFairyloot Book Of The Month Click on link below the picture to see the GOODIES THE GOODIESOmg THIS WAS THE BEST RETELLING EVER AND IS IN MY FAVORITES LIST I need the next book NOW Harper comes from modern day DC She has cerebral palsy and she’s bad ass Harper gets sucked into another

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    I'm on the verge of breaking up with YA fantasy Well with the new releases anyway and just sticking to authors that have worked for me And possibly reading YA fantasy that were released in the past because the constant disappointments and anger I feel towards the new ones are slowly decimating my soulThis was a flop for me Here I

  7. says:

    ‘Twas a buddy read with my bestie Tabi even though she completely left me in the dust hahaRight sothis was an AMAZING La

  8. says:

    #1 A Curse So Dark and Lonely ★★★★★#2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken DNF If you've read the book and enjoy listening to gre

  9. says:

    lol acotar wishes it could be this book i genuinely didn’t hate this but i also didn’t reallylike it? except the cerebral palsy rep that harper provided that was excellentidk what does ACSDAL bring to the table? it’s a generic beauty and the beast story with a boring love interest an unnecessary love triangle and a v

  10. says:

    I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest there exists the greatest opportunity for light In case you didn't know already one of my book talents are joining in the hype of the books months or years after the hype A Curse So Dark and Lonely was really one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 I wasn't a fan of Kemmerer's popular Letters To the Lost book but I still wanted to give this one a shot Considering I'm